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Croton Residents Form Group to Decorate Outdoors

April 3, 2006


A group of Croton residents set on “decorating the outdoors” gathered on Saturday morning, April 1, 2006, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the corner of Hughes Street and Cleveland Drive to spread soil, plant flowers and make homes for two new trees in an existing curb bed. The curbed area—installed three years ago and never completed with landscaping—bumps out into Cleveland Drive to provide “traffic calming” around the rear entrance to Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School (CET).


In a recent letter to the Gazette, Jan Johnsen said that the new group called Can Do! (Croton Activist Network Decorating Outdoors) looks forward to working on other projects around the village “enhancing local streets and parks” in the future.

Editor’s note: In related item from the village in an email on April 3, 2006: “Unfortunately, the database kept by the Department of Public Works regarding requests for street trees has been lost. If you have recently requested a street tree to be planted, please call DPW at 914-271-3775 and make a second request. Thank you.”

On April 3, 2006 4:34 PM, weewill said:

What a joy to read this kind of good news. This is what the Croton we know and love is all about! Thanks to Jan Johnson and all the people in the CANDO organization… (what a great name!)

Our village center and streets look better and better every year… from the Boulevard in Harmon to Gotwald’s Circle, to the upper village planters, the Duck Pond and all the neighborhood parks and playbrounds, Elliot’s Way, the wonderful daffodil hill below the Bethel Chapel, and the flower bed at Senasqua … We’ve been designated a tree city for years and these unique beautification projects scattered like mini oasis throughout our village are visible tributes to the pride we have in our community.


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